Ever thought about lifting an engine off a reef? Or helping to recover lost items at sea? Well, the PADI Search and Recovery course is for you!

The Search and Recovery Diver Specialty will teach you a systematic, methodical approach to the search and recovery of submerged objects. You will develop the techniques involved in locating and retrieving lost articles, large and small, within recreational limits and while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life.

The mechanics of the search are truly an art; while the principles applied to the operation are firmly grounded in science.


  • Certified as a PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization; OR Certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver and a PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Diver or have qualifying certifications from another training organization. In this case, a qualifying certification is defined as proof of entry-level scuba certification and proof of specialty course certification in underwater navigation with a minimum of three scuba dives that include training in natural and compass navigation.
  • Be at least 12 years.


  • 4 Dives over 2 days. 270 USD